1969 batch alumnus Dr. Naren Gupta has endowed the Naren Gupta Chair at the institute. The chair seeks to promote research and teaching in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering.
Dr. Gupta is one of India’s highest-profile venture capital investors and is the founder of investment company Nexus Venture Partners, as well as various investment and software firms. He was also CEO and President of Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI) for a decade and a half.
Dr. Gupta is chairman of the board at Red Hat and a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and the Asia Society of Northern California.